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Colts wanted to add picks, but stay in position for a premium player


The Jets’ plan after moving from the sixth overall pick to the third overall pick still isn’t clear. The Colts’ plan is much more obvious. They’re trying to add good, young players to a roster that doesn’t have nearly enough of them.

“It gives us a chance to really replenish our young talent, and start building a core of young talent that we need to do,” Ballard told the team’s official website in a video posted to social media. “I’ve said this since I walked in the door, you want to build with your own players. You want to draft and develop your own guys. That’s how you build a lasting organization and team that builds and grows together, and that’s important to us.”

Los Angeles suffered from starting the less-than-athletic Wiggins and Slauson last season. Feeney started nine games in place of Slauson, and it was clear he was an upgrade with his ability to create running lanes and get upfield. Lamp, an even better athlete than Feeney, figures to play either center or right guard.

There are always growing pains with young offensive linemen, as even Feeney struggled in pass protection. But the Chargers invested in these picks and must continue to be confident in head coach Anthony Lynn and his staff’s ability to develop them. Adding a veteran like center Mike Pouncey to complement those two could be a worthwhile risk that helps this line transform into a dominant run-blocking unit.

Plus, the Bills could now receive additional competition from another team in better position to skip ahead, provided a quarterback is within their sights. That’s Denver, which sits at No. 5 and may still be enticed to draft a quarterback, even after this week’s costly free-agent signing of Case Keenum. There’s also the possibility the Broncos could try to bluff Buffalo — which went the bridge quarterback route in free agency with AJ McCarron — into making a deal.

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The consensus top four quarterbacks in this year’s draft class are Wyoming’s Josh Allen, USC’s Sam Darnold, Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield and UCLA’s Josh Rosen.

No quarterback has been identified as Cleveland’s favorite yet. But by sending second-round picks in the next two drafts to Indianapolis, the Jets don’t appear worried about it, even if their top option is gone.patriots_321

Hall, Laine look to continue streaks as Devils host Jets


For his part, Stastny has five points in his first four games with the Jets, who play the third game of a six-game road trip in Newark on Thursday.

Winnipeg could be without one of its key offensive talents against the Devils, though. Mark Scheifele, who has 51 points in 50 games, suffered an upper-body injury against the Rangers and missed the last half of the game. There was no update on his condition Wednesday.

Mathew Barzal is New York’s top scorer during the skid with seven points (two goals, five assists). The 16th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft leads all rookies with 69 points (18 goals, 51 assists) — 15 more than the Canucks’ Brock Boeser, who is expected to miss the remainder of the season with a back injury.

New York has scored 16 goals during its skid but keeping the puck out of the net is a bigger problem. Halak is 0-4-2 with a 3.67 GAA and .870 save percentage with Christopher Gibson accounting for the other defeat in his season debut last Saturday.

Halak has yielded 12 goals while recording one win in his last four starts versus the Oilers.

While the Lightning and Predators are well stacked, in years past it hasn’t paid to be the No. 1 seed. In fact, the 2012-13 Chicago Blackhawks are the last team to win their conference and reach the Cup Final.

There are a few possible explanations for the struggles of top seeds. There is a high degree of luck involved in a seven-game series. Sometimes injuries play a role. Teams can also be better than their overall record indicates, especially following deadline deals. But most often, it’s matchups that dictate whether a team moves on.

So will we see the Predators and Lightning buck the trend? Which teams could give them the toughest time? Let’s have a look.

While Laine was already amid a solid season, he has really taken off after veteran Paul Stastny arrived from St. Louis at the trade deadline. Since forming a line with Stastny and Nik Ehlers, Laine has three straight multiple-goal efforts while increasing his consecutive games point streak to nine, as well.

Big performances in the Super Bowl get immortalized — as long as they come from players on the winning team.


The athletes who step up on the game’s brightest stage typically earn a hefty reward. They get to hold the coveted Lombardi Trophy, and if they were particularly impressive, claim MVP honors and the big prize — typically cars or the chance to tell a waiting videographer you’re going to Disneyworld.

Coach Tony Granato and his staff faced an unenviable task in getting Team USA on the same page in short order. This wasn’t a bunch of guys from the NHL; this was a collection of players from the KHL, Finland, Germany, the AHL, the NCAA, unemployment and other far-flung regions. Which is to say that getting them all in the same place for a few practices before the Games was near impossible.

Remember when Team USA and Canada would hold Olympic camps during the summer, before the Games? Good times. Unfortunately, the NHL’s waltz with the International Olympic Committee made that kind of long-term planning rather difficult for these games.

One of the true silver linings for Team USA in the 2018 Winter Games was the play of its college players. Ryan Donato of Harvard led the team with five goals and an assist. Troy Terry of Denver had five assists. Jordan Greenway of Boston University had a goal — but more important, he was a dominating physical presence.

The profile of a Graham suitor instead should be more like the Seahawks — a team that considers itself an established playoff contender. Graham has slowed down a little as a field-stretcher, but at 6-7, 265 pounds, he remains a red-zone monster, catching 10 TDs in 2017 as part of his 57 receptions for 520 yards.

He also continues to provide little as a blocker, so the team that signs him has to live with him being a specific kind of receiving threat. Keeping all that in mind, here are the six most intriguing teams for Graham going forward.

Nash is currently on pace to equal his fantasy-irrelevant totals from last season in more games and more minutes per game. He can still offer some upside as a power-play specialist and depth winger, but Nash will turn 34 during the offseason, and unless he is hiding something in the tank to bring out for a contender, he probably won’t have a massive post-deadline fantasy impact.bears_132

When the Lions played the Pats in Foxboro in 2006, the same thing happened, Sports -Illustrated reported.


Keenum continues to help the Vikings win despite the fact they lost their biggest offensive playmaker, rookie running back Dalvin Cook, to a season-ending knee injury and have been without their top receiver, Stefon Diggs, who’s missed the past two games with a groin injury.

The Jaguars have an option on Bortles’ 2018 contract. They could bring him back for a bit more than $19 million, walk away with no dead money under the salary cap, or renegotiate a long-term deal. That may end up being a better idea for Coughlin than bringing in Eli Manning to play at age 37.

Todd Gurley ran off left tackle for 57 yards and a touchdown late in the first half in Seattle. The wide-open scamper symbolized the Rams’ utter dominance in a 42-7 wipeout of the Seahawks that put all but the finishing touches on a changing of the guard in the NFC West that has been in the making all season.

Russell Wilson, who almost singlehandedly kept Seattle in the hunt despite injuries to the entire Legion of Boom secondary, had all his powers taken away by the Rams defense. He was sacked seven times, including three times by Aaron Donald.

The Rams clinched a playoff berth, their first since 2004, and now need one win or one Seahawks loss to guarantee their first division title since a year before that.

Vita Vea, DT, Washington. The Chargers have a pair of beasts on the edge to rush the passer, but too many times this year they were done in by the run, giving up a league-worst 4.9 yards per carry as six opponents topped 150 rushing yards against them this season. Vea, a massive presence in the middle of a defensive line, will go a long way toward fixing that deficiency, while also providing enough quickness to penetrate into the backfield on some third downs.

“From what I can remember, he had quite a fit when we took him out,” Packers President Bob Harlan said.nike-youth-cardinals-116

Coach Doug Pederson spent part of his Tuesday morning watching the playoff game between the Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints from the 2013 season.


It was less about advance scouting — the Eagles will play either the Saints, Carolina Panthers or Atlanta Falcons in the divisional round depending on how wild-card weekend shakes out — and more about examining how the offense operated under Nick Foles.

After a couple down performances, Pederson and the coaching staff are using the bye week to look at old Foles film in order to properly tailor the current system to fit his strengths. Pederson has already checked out tape from Foles’ time in Philly under Andy Reid, his days with the St. Louis Rams and, of course, his two years under Chip Kelly.

I feel like there’s a big-time confidence there with our special teams coach;

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The Ducks got two goals from Rickard Rakell in the first period, then third-period scores from Cam Fowler and Jakob Silfverberg, before Vermette added a final empty-net goal.

The NHL-worst Coyotes rallied back twice on power plays against Rakell’s scores to tie it.

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Jackson said there is only one way to fix that: Win some games. As soon as possible.


This is a familiar question in the playoff era and one that has not been answered to the satisfaction of teams from the Group of 5. It’s not so much about making the top four, but the feeling that leagues such as the AAC are not being properly valued. The glass ceiling has been set, much to the detriment of teams like UCF.

The Knights’ biggest downfall this year was not its conference affiliation. It was the fact it played only one ranked opponent all season — No. 20 Memphis in the AAC title game. Also, one of its two games against a Power 5 opponent (Georgia Tech) was canceled because of Hurricane Irma.

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“Nothing I say is going to make a difference,” Jackson said.

On the field, Jackson said he expects Josh Gordon to stay and “be a contributing member” of the team, and DeShone Kizer definitely will be in the quarterback competition for 2018.

And though he did not firmly commit to hiring an offensive coordinator, Jackson all but said he would — and give the new person playcalling responsibilities.

“I have said before that at some point in time I would like to do [that] differently because I think it is important to coach the team,” Jackson said.

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Trevor Siemian injury update: Broncos QB to have second shoulder surgery


Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian is still having trouble with his shoulder.

Siemian will undergo surgery Wednesday for the second time in two consecutive seasons, but this time the surgery is a “different deal,” even though it’s the same shoulder he had repaired last season.

The latest surgery brings into question whether Siemian will be healthy enough to return as the starting quarterback in 2018. He started 10 games this season after winning back-to-back training camp battles for the starting job, but the Broncos (5-11) have also seen a struggling offense.

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“It is a long-term play,” the executive said.


Jeter is being crushed in Miami, with former Marlins president David Samson — whom Jeter fired — piling on.

“Maybe he has a plan,” Samson told Dan Le Batard and Jon Weiner on Miami’s 790 The Ticket. “I just can’t figure out what it is.”

Both teams were on byes last week, and both know what their tasks are. The Panthers are chasing one of the NFL’s hottest teams in the Saints, in their division. The Jets are somehow on the fringe of the playoff hunt but have a brutal finish to their schedule (Chiefs, Saints, Patriots in final five weeks). The Panthers’ defense is going to pin its ears back on Josh McCown; the Jets will do the same to Cam Newton, but to much lesser effect.

Meanwhile, as Jackson said of his team after the Packers loss, “That was the best version of us as a football team, offense, defense, special teams — up until the fourth quarter, when we needed it the most.”

They’re somewhat empty words, since they’re still winless and still 1-for-Jackson’s-Browns-career. But not totally empty.

There are still tons of players in Cleveland who Brown brought in during his brief stint, who can contribute to winning with time and patience. They also have 12 picks in what will now be Dorsey’s first draft, courtesy of Brown’s deals.

The Bengals might be looking to shake things up at quarterback, but if they stand pat and look to make a playoff push in 2018 with Andy Dalton, adding to their offensive line and secondary are the two most important objectives.

They cut rookie Younghoe Koo after he was just 3 of 6 in four games. The Chargers lost two of those games by two points and another by three. Instead of beginning the season 0-4, the Chargers very well could have been 3-1. Nick Novak, who injured his back on a missed 35-yard attempt Thursday, was signed and he has not been great. After going 1 for 2 on Thursday, Novak is 9 of 13.chargers_035-180x180

House was carted off the field in the fourth quarter.


Davon House, CB, Green Bay Packers: He came into the game with a shoulder injury and was a surprise active despite being declared doubtful on the injury report. He was quickly declared out for the duration of the game because of a back injury.

On Monday, the team confirmed that House will not need surgery for his transverse process fracture, and that he could return this season.

Taylor on beating the Chiefs in Kansas City: “Not that this matters, but 17 out of 19 people didn’t pick us to win this one. We like those underdog feelings.”

Tomlin on facing the Patriots on Dec. 17: “I’m going to embrace the elephant in the room. Going to be fireworks. And it’s probably going to be Part 1. That’s going to be a big game. But probably, if we’re both doing what we’re supposed to, the second one is really going to be a big game. Then what happens in the first is going to set up the second one, which is going to determine the location of the second one.”

On the third play of overtime, DeShone Kizer threw an inexplicable pass that was picked off by Josh Jones. While any bettors who took the Browns at +3.5 or higher would have still covered with a Green Bay field goal, all Cleveland supporters would become losers after another touchdown by Adams — this time coming on a 25-yard play to end the game.

The Jaguars usually prey on one-dimensional passing teams, because it allows their “Sacksonville” pass rush to pin its ears back and take over, setting up takeaways for their talented secondary. They are bound to make some big pressure plays on the Seahawks, but Seattle can make it equally ugly on Leonard Fournette and Blake Bortles. At the end of the game, Seattle has the one player to pretty it all up on a field-goal drive: Russell Wilson.chargers_001-180x180

They’ve also had a lot of “crossover film” this season with six common opponents.


“He’s been tremendous this year,” Goff said of Wentz. “Everything he’s been doing, especially his ability to extend plays and make plays outside the pocket. I know that’s always something he was always really good at and is continuing to get really good at. A lot of respect for him and what he’s done.

“He’s one guy who has really worked his way into everything he’s earned. He’s deserved everything he’s earned up to this point and expecting him to continue to keep getting better. He’s a really fun guy to watch.”

Wentz, the second overall pick from North Dakota State, got off to a fast start as a rookie before trailing off and finishing with 3,782 passing yards and 16 touchdowns to 14 interceptions. He’s an MVP candidate this year as the Eagles (10-2) can clinch the NFC East with a win.

“It’s small things. It’s one thing here or there that’s off and you have to have everybody dancing the same dance. The best way to do that is to go back to your fundamentals and what you believe in and put a little more focus on it. Whether you’re a coach or a player it’s the same deal.”

Timberlake has won ten Grammys and numerous other awards. This will be Timberlake’s third time performing on the Super Bowl Halftime stage, giving him the distinction of having the most appearances by an individual entertainer. He previously performed at Super Bowls XXXV and XXXVII.

Timberlake joins an esteemed list of recent halftime acts including Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Madonna, The Who, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, U2 and more.